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El Médano 381
Basic information Name: El Médano 381
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: EM 381
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: Chile
Mass:help 3.49 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6562 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 19 Apr 2018
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Writeup from MB 107:

El Médano 381 (EM 381)        24°41’34.9"S, 70°07’18.9"W

Antofagasta, Chile

Find: 2017 Nov

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

Physical characteristics: Dark stone. Cut surface reveals a dark interior with chondrules and abundant and fresh FeNi metal.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Recrystallized chondrite with packed chondrules. The meteorite displays pervasive shock darkening, with abundant troilite and metal veinlets and droplets. Metal and sulfides are often associated and form grains to several mm. Plagioclase-chromite assemblages to several hundreds μm are found. Plagioclase average size is <50 μm.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5). Shock darkened.

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with ARTMET.

Data from:
  MB107
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Antofagasta
Origin or pseudonym:deflation surface
Date:2017 Nov
Latitude:24°41'34.9"S
Longitude:70°07'18.9"W
Mass (g):3485
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Weathering grade:W0
Magnetic suscept.:4.98
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):23.5
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:ArtMet collection, Poland
Finder:anonymous
Comments:work name LM67 / D53; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
Institutions
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CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
ARTMET: Meteorites and Art, Poland (private address; updated 23 Feb 2018)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 107, in preparation (2018)
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Geography:

Chile
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (24° 41' 35"S, 70° 7' 19"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1553 approved meteorites from Antofagasta, Chile (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1580 approved meteorites from Chile (plus 10 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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